Edward Leung (centre) was once the face of the city’s independence movement. Photo: Edward Wong

Jailed Hong Kong independence activist Edward Leung drops legal challenge over government decision to ban him from running in 2016 Legco election

  • Lawyer for former spokesman of localist group Hong Kong Indigenous concedes Leung has little chance of winning
  • Leung had argued that returning officer’s decision to stop him taking part in election was unconstitutional
Topic |   Hong Kong courts

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Edward Leung (centre) was once the face of the city’s independence movement. Photo: Edward Wong
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Chris Lau

Chris Lau

Chris is a reporter specialising in court and legal affairs in Hong Kong. From criminal justice to constitutional issues, he brings in the latest updates and in-depth analysis on legal issues that affect all aspects of the city. He also covers human rights issues extensively.